Another riddle from ~ Words That Get Stuck In MacGyver88's Head ~(:P)

The following is but a novice trial.
No points expected nor a prize to win.

For thoughts to paper helps to cease the rile.
Another word was stuck. So, let's begin.

Two pieces reach across a fractured style.
To seal their fates, a hand-picked piece shall pin.

The first included yet his deeds most vile.
Those with authority dost name him thin.

The other, once complete, is broken. While,
Her essence still pertains to everythin'.

Their link's sweet smell transformed with cryptic guile.
For 'tis no longer theRe wolf name withIn.

And thus completes my form with frown and smile.
Another form I do exist here in.

Hint 1

Here is a tip to curing all your woes.
Begin their bind by finding the Ten no's.

Hint 2

Section 3 of 7 refers to this popular style of riddle. (yes, done with the theatrics)

Hint 3

Section 1 and 2 are fluff and aren't too important. So, don't pay much attention to them for a solution. However, their existence makes hint 1 work.

Hint 4

Riley Riddle inflated into a sonnet
Possible senses needed: Hearing, Smell, Sight

Hint 5

Their link is aCi tpyrc style ofEulc (5)

  • $\begingroup$ Is theRe intentional? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 13:47
  • $\begingroup$ It is intentional. $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 13:50
  • $\begingroup$ V unir n fgenatr srryvat gur svefg unys vf (Wbrl) ZREYVAB. Vg unf VA gb or erzbirq. $\endgroup$
    – msh210
    Commented Aug 7, 2020 at 5:10
  • $\begingroup$ @msh210, rot13(Lbh'er qrsvavgryl ba gb fbzrguvat! Ohg gurer'f zber gb vg.) $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Commented Aug 7, 2020 at 12:44

2 Answers 2


This is a bit of a reach, but:


Perpetrators of crimes do vile things, and that word thins to perp, which is what those in authority (cops) often call them

Based on your hint 5, stanza 6 says the link is no longer the flower named with "ni". So I assumed you started with petunia and removed ni, getting petua for the link.

The suffix is the hardest, but it was hinted that it could be "-al",
as "-al" is the essence of "all" (Pertains to Everything). (OP edit)

  • $\begingroup$ Wow. rot13(Lbh fubhyq gel "-NY" sbe gur fhssvk. uggcf://jjj.qvpgvbanel.pbz/oebjfr/ny) $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 19:23
  • $\begingroup$ Congratulations. You got 2 out of three. The final piece is within your grasp. $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 19:33
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the hint! @MacGyver88. Can I edit this answer to reflect it? Not sure if that's the right protocol. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 19:33
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I'm going to edit the last part to make it accurate to my intentions. $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 19:49
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @AmosZoellner it's a demonstration of the hint form used in stanza six; you'll notice the T is capitalized. You're supposed to start at the end of the next word and reverse it: sonnet. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 20:19

Wild guess:

A piece which is hand picked has been manipulated

Man can do vile things, and a very vile man is Saruman, which can be thinned to 'man'
Nipul is lupin backwards (or lupine shortened to lupin' like 'tis), a sweet smelling flower type named after a wolf, keyed by 'flower' (theRe wolf, smell, hand picked)
Ate refers to food that has been broken down and eaten, essence for man (taste)

But not sure how this keys to the 10 no's (other than being 10 letters) or to the cryptic "withIn"

  • $\begingroup$ First off, not the intended answer. Nice try. There are concepts in your answer that are the beginnings of the correct methods. Your clues: rot13(Ab gnfgr, Uvag 5 vf jbeqrq gung fcrpvsvp jnl sbe n ernfba.) $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ Let me correct myself. One method is a correct method. One method is the beginning a correct method. One method is not a correct method. $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Commented Aug 26, 2020 at 19:13

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